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Zotac ZBOX AD04

Zotac ZBOX AD04
alaScore 86

48 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Zotac ZBOX AD04. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The size and usability are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Zotac ZBOX AD04 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Zotac ZBOX AD04 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zotac ZBOX AMD Processor E-450 1.65 GHz Dual-Core Barebone with 2GB memory and 320GB hard drive, no OS (ZBOX-AD04-PLUS-U)Zotac ZBOX AMD Processor E-450 1.65 GHz Dual-Core Barebone with 2GB memory and 320GB hard drive, no OS (ZBOX-AD04-PLUS-U)

Dec, 2018

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Pricing is on the higher side considering the Intel ID80 Plus board which gives a similar performance, except when it comes to casual gaming. A difference of Rs. 4,000 is still quite a lot specially in this price concious segment. In fact we felt that...

Compact Size, On-board Wi-Fi, Decent for casual gaming

High pricing

Mar, 2012


Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (

ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Mini PC Review


A couple of years ago when NVIDIA announced the ION platform with a reference design that easily sat in the palm of our hand they caused the release of a new, more powerful range of compact systems. Manufacturers such as Acer and ASRock immediately got...

A couple of years ago when NVIDIA announced the ION platform with a reference design that easily sat in the palm of our hand they caused the release of a new, more powerful range of compact systems. Manufacturers such as Acer and ASRock immediately got...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Review


ZOTAC's lunchbox-sized ZBOX computers offer convenience and flexibility without taking up too much desk space, ...

At Rs.23,900, the ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 is a good solution, if you're looking for compact PC for basic use. The onboard graphics card s good a bit of light gaming or off-loading Full HD video from the CPU. The bundled remote also makes it a perfect choice...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (




Compact Size ; On-board Wi-Fi ; Decent for casual gaming

High pricing

Mar, 2012

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Perfect for my use


Hooked up in bedroom. Size is perfect. Performs like any desktop PC or laptop using wireless mouse and keyboard. I'm not playing games on it but everything else works great. It handles 1080P but the view distance makes 720P the better choice on a 40"...

Size and everything else. Will likely get another for the Kitchen

None. The only thing I would like is for the remote to be able to turn it on when actually off not just standby. Not really a problem

Apr, 2013

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One thing to be aware of...If you sit this unit on its side, you may overheat. The unit is setup to cool like a chimney and air won't flow very well when its on its side. win 7 ult x64 320 gig drive 4 gigs ram

great htpc for the price. Quiet unit just runs and runs. I have had no overheating issues at all. My family watches youtube and movies off of my NAS on WiFi thru media player with no problems. Installed since july 2012

Don't really have any. I read every review i could find and armed with that knowledge I had zero issues setting it up

Feb, 2013

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Inexpensive XBMC Box


Inexpensive. Came with free SSD. 6gb/s SATA. Wireless N and Gigabit ethernet. This thing is great. Honestly I know many people say this does not work well for XBMC because the processor is slow but it has been working great for me. The box boots...

Due to the slower processor loading highly graphical skins in XBMC can be slow but I will take the tradeoff. The remote receiver is not an e home receiver and when using a harmony remote should be replaced. I never tried to use the included remote...

Jan, 2013

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Perfect HTPC


Very nice setup with a 32 GB SSD, 8 GB Memory and OpenELEC (XBMC). The build made by OpenELEC for this processor and video card worked right after install without playing in config files. Very good solution if you can afford a computer dedicated for...

Size ; Features (WIFI, HDMI, Flash Card, USB 3.0...) ; Powerfull : Play 1080p, streamed from NAS over wifi, perfectly

None that i can find ATM

Jan, 2013

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Great form factor for HTPC. Quiet enough for the bedroom. Good 1080p video

Loading up the ethernet, wifi drivers can be a pain

Sep, 2012

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Great alittle box


With kill-a-watt, power consumption is about 25 Watts during boot up. 17 Watts on the desktop. That's with a usb powered 2.5" portable HD connected. Running XBMC takes about 25 Watts even when the movie isn't playing. The menus just take so much...

It plays 15.6 Mbps bitrate MKV SBS 3D movie smoothly with 15% CPU usage. 720p RMVB uses 25% of CPU. I use PotPlayer that enables the DXVA hardware acceleration ; Netflix HD plays smoothly with about 75% CPU ; Possibility of upgrading this Sandy bridge...

It gets warm - hot to the touch but no stability issue whatsoever

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1


Chassis type:SFF / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, White
Cooling type:Active
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC / Mini PC barebone

Energy Management

Number of power supplies:1
Power supply type:DC19V


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6320 / Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4096 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:1
Supported memory clock speeds:800
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Chipset:AMD M1
Motherboard chipset:AMD M1
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA 559
Supported processor frequency (max):1.8


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP / Vista / 7, Linux / Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 7.4 x 1.73
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:mini-PC / Nettop
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Number of products included:1
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes


Chipset:AMD M1 / Intel HM65 Express
Motherboard chipset:AMD M1 / Intel HM65 Express
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x Display Port
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Number of power supply units:1
Power supply type:DC19V


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:AMD M1
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105
Number of processors installed:1
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:77
Processor:450 / 867 / D525 / E-450
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 2 / 2048
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Conroe / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD E / Intel / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.65 / 1.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65
Processor model:450 / 867 / D525 / E-450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1023 / LGA 775 (Socket T)
Processor threads:1 / 2 / 4
Supported processor frequency (max):1.8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13 / 17 / 35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:35239 / 63918
Processor code:SLAFZ
Processor package size:31 x 24 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / Y


Compatible operating systems:Windows XP / Vista / 7\nLinux
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Optical Drive Type: No
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA II
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.73 / 1.77 / 5 / 7.4
Height:1.73 / 1.85 / 5 / 7.4
Width:1.73 / 5 / 7.4